Joyce M. Wendegatz
Visitation: Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Service: Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. Location: St. Paul’s Cedar Lake Church in West Bend
December 12, 1935-December 5, 2020
Joyce M. (Raether) Wendegatz, 84, passed away on Saturday Dec. 5, 2020, in West Bend.
She was born on December 12, 1935, in Oseola, to Jacob and Marie (Kutz) and raised in Fond du Lac County and was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dundee.
Joyce attended Campbellsport High School. She moved to West Bend after high school when she went to work at Pick Manufacturing and the various jobs. She later married Delmar E. Wendegatz on April 28, 1956.
Her hobbies were needlepoint, crocheting and loved attending all sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also liked to go to the casino.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Cedar Lake Lutheran Church.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Delmar; children, Del of West Bend, Daryl (Phyllis) of Milston and David (Lorrie) of West Bend and Dawn (Todd) Machtig of Sheboygan Falls. She is further survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; her sister, Donna (Miles) Wilson of Cecil; sisters-in-law, Darlene Ernisse of Kohlsville, Marilyn Christian of Hartford and Betty Raether of Kewaskum; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, Adolph and Viola Wendegatz; her brothers, Lester (Ruth), Fritz (Alice) and Ralph Raether and her sister, Gertrude (Art) Backhaus.
Visitation will be at St. Paul’s Cedar Lake Church on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
A funeral Service for Joyce will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at St Paul’s Cedar Lake Church ( 4113 German Village Rd West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor John Cook presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to St. Paul’s Cedar Lake Church or Kettle Moraine Lutheran School.
A special thank you to Dr. Herdrich, Dr. Fischer and the nurses for the care given to Joyce at Froedtert Hospital in West Bend.
Phillip Funeral Homes is serving the family, (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com